Akachi Ezeigbo is a professor of English. Currently at Federal University, Ndife-Alike Ekwo, Ebonyi State, Ezeigbo is novelist, poet, gender expert and award-winning writer of children’s literature. In this encounter at the convention...
Oladimeji… Foretelling the future from the past
That Africa is the cradle of civilization is not in doubt, given many archeological finds and evidence to show. Egypt stands out as a veritable take off point, with its amazing pyramids, mythic tombs of Pharaohs....
Akinosho… Geologist in love with the arts
As a student of Federal School of Arts and Science on Adeyemo Alakija Street, Akinosho used to walk down the street with friends and their girls to enjoy ice cream at Falomo Shopping Centre.
Government’s failure to challenge universities, industries on research ethos bane of Nigeria’s development, Says Darah
We want to devote this year in helping to do advocacy work. We will look for an entry point. If we just say that we want to promote culture, they will say ‘ah, GG, you have started again; are you not tired?’ So, we are using...
It is an exhilarating experience to be recognised by your own country, says Tanure Ojaide
Prof. Tanure Ojaide is an expert on African oral literature, whose poetry taps from his native Urhobo udje oral traditions. He has also written extensively on issues in the troubled Niger Delta region.
The art Of good news from Owoyemi
The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual, the opposite of the reformer, the opposite of the idealist. The artist does not tinker with the universe, he creates it out of his own experience and understanding of life.
Oloibiri gets 13 nominations at AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards
Following its success in the cinemas, the exploratory thriller on oil discovery in the Niger Delta, Oloibiri has been nominated in 13 categories ahead of AfricaMagic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA) 2017.
50 years on… Efuru in the context of national discourse and development - Part 2
It must be noted that the community projected in Efuru is not only essentially about women playing important roles in the formation of a National Discourse.
Iwowo: Oloibiri provoked formal apology from Gowon to people of the Niger Delta
In 2013, a chance-appointment in Nigeria with the producer, Rogers Ofime presented the opportunity to first attend a focus-group retreat on the subject of Oloibiri film project, which he was working on.
‘Why Africa, Nigeria must court the historic diaspora for its capital gains’
Babatunde Olaide-Mesewaku is founder of African Renaissance Foundation, organisers of Badagry Diaspora Festival, and its Door-of-Return ceremony ...